The initial BCS Standings have been released, which means college football's main source of controversy is front and center. Alabama leads the way, followed by Florida State and Oregon.
The standings can help a program's recruiting efforts, but not for all. After looking at the poll, several programs do not have highly-ranked recruiting classes. Things may be going well on the field this season, but their place in the BCS Standings does not reflect how they've done so far on the recruiting trail.
A pair of Pac-12 programs have the Rose Bowl in their sights, but will not sign impressive classes. A team coming off a great upset victory is not collecting elite talent, and a few other programs in the BCS have been huge recruiting disappointments.